Southern Pines, NC


Marian Francis Pickles, 92 , of Southern Pines, NC passed away August 1, 2016 at St Joseph of the Pines in Southern Pines, NC.


A service will be held at Christ Community Church, 220 Campground Road, West End, NC, September 10, 2016 at 1:00 pm followed by a reception at the church.


Marian was born and raised in Beacon, NY. She worked at the East Fishkill IBM plant for 15 years. She loved her church, reading was one of her favorite past times. She was the happiest when surrounded by her family. Marian had a generous spirit and ministered to others as a quiet, behind the scenes, encourager.


Predeceased by her parents, Gordon and Edith Williams and her husband, Robert Pickles.


She is survived by three sons, Jeffrey Pickles, (Deborah) of Pinehurst, NC, Thomas R. Pickles, (Linda) of Wilmington, NC, Mark R. Pickles, (Bernadette) of Raleigh, NC and six grandchildren and four great grandchildren.


Memorials may be made to the youth ministry at Christ Community Church, PO Box 3307, Pinehurst, NC 28374.


Powell Funeral Home and Crematory of Southern Pines is assisting the family.


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  1. Extending our utmost condolences to Jeff, Tom & Mark, and their families. Rest in peace Dear Marian as you are now back with your beloved Bob….. You are truly an angel of the Lord.

    Bruce & Cheryl Arnold

  2. I want to express my deepest condolences for your loss. Words cannot express the pain that is felt when a loved one is lost. However comfort can be found in God’s word the Bible. For instance at Psalms 55:22 Jehovah God invites us to ‘throw your burden on

  3. To my cousins-Jeff, Tom, and Mark and your families- I am sending sincere condolences. Aunt Marion was always a sweet and gracious woman. May her presence always be felt as she watches over you.

  4. Sorry for your loss you have my condolences. Romans 6:23 gives us a hope that we can have everlasting life which is a gift from God.

  5. As a native of Beacon, NY and a former IBMer at East Fishkill, our prayers go out to Mark and Bernadette and the rest of the family. Your attention and comfort in her final years are a great inspiration and example to all. Sincerely, Jim and Mary Haug

  6. To Mark and the rest of the extended Pickles family.

    My sincerest condolences for your loss. Mrs. Pickles was a wonderful person. May your warm memories of her serve to soften your grief.

    Kindest regards,

    Joe Carbonaro

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